Saturday, May 26, 2012

Things to Know About Online Pharmacy Technician Training Courses

If you are interested in pursuing a career as a pharmacy technician, then you will need to have the proper training to ensure your path to success. There are two major ways this can be done, via the traditional way of going to school or by learning online. Our focus will be learning online as this article will demonstrate.

The main reason you should choose online education is because of its flexibility. If you have a full time day job, the last thing you would want to do is to rush home and spend the nights in a class. You probably have a family who wants to spend time with you, and you with them. Not to mention, you would probably have chores to do, shop for groceries or laundry to do in your spare time, so when is the best time to go to class? This is where online education is the best option. By enrolling with an online class you can set your time to study when its the most convenient for you. By doing this, you can control the pace of your study and this is not possible if you are in a traditional classroom.

Obviously, online education would be the best option for you so now you will need to know what to look out for when choosing a program. Here are the criterion that you can use as a guide:

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Gesture Recognition Software Is a Godsend for Special Education

Indeed, I've always said that the answer to solving the challenges and cost problems with special education is to leverage our technology to the maximum. It will be the only way that we will be able to have one-on-one communication in the classroom for teaching and learning in special ed. Each year, there are more and more high-tech tools changing the landscape in this sector of education, and it's good to see we are solving all of the challenges in short order. If you have a few moments, I would like to talk to you about all this for a moment.

You see, not long ago, on March 17, 2012 there was an interesting article the Wall Street Journal by Christopher Shea. The article was titled; "Really Talking with Your Hands - Oh Yeah," and the article stated that; "The deaf and people who have lost their voices may someday have a new way to speak, thanks to Digital Ventriloquist or DiVA," and the article explained how the software works which allowed folks with "high-tech gloves equipped with sensors and tracked their movements in three-dimensional space," to use hand signals, or sign language recognition and then put those words into documents, e-mails, or even text messages.

A few years ago, I was talking with one of the lead scientists at one of the largest corporations involved in LED lighting, and he was working with an MIT group developing a special glove, and I suggested to them that they ought to use these LED sensors on gloves, and use that to track the hand motions of individuals, enabling software to learn how a person moved, which could then program Avatars, make cartoons, or take a famous actor, and allow him to play parts in movies even if he wasn't there to do the acting for the scene.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Insights Into Computer Technician Career

We've all run into problems with our computer at one time or another. Have you ever wondered about the people who appear out of nowhere and magically fix whatever ails our computers at that time? These people are skilled professionals called computer technicians or computer support specialists and their main job is to help and advice individuals and businesses using computer software and equipment.

If you've been toying with the idea of a career in IT, this is one of the many options you can consider. Here are some more insights into a computer technician career, so by the time you finish reading this article, you can make an informed decision.

Computer Technician Career - What does it involve?

Computer technicians provide a range of technical support to individuals and businesses in using computer software and equipment. Depending on their specific responsibilities, they may go by several titles including computer repair technicians, technical support specialists, help-desk technicians, field service technicians, IT support administrators, etc.

The role of a computer technician may vary from one position to another, but on a broad level, their responsibilities include:

Friday, February 24, 2012

Ultrasound Tech School - Making the Right Educational Decision

Are you inquisitive about learning the inner mechanism of the human body and making a career in it? If yes, then enrolling in one of the many Ultrasound Tech Schools to become a Sonographer is a great place to start your career. Today, Sonography is one of the fastest growing fields in the medical industry. Thus, if you are an ambitious person and possess the right skills to progress in this career, you should start looking for a good Ultrasound Tech School today.

However, before making any hasty decisions, there are some key elements which you must take into consideration before enrolling yourself in a school. Some of these elements include:

    The duration and the purpose of the courses offered: Usually the courses involved in any medical profession are divided into two different areas - general and specialized. The general courses last for a year and are intended for a fresh candidate in the medical profession and common graduate students. On the other hand, specialized courses normally aim towards people who are either already in the medical profession and want to broaden their career opportunities, or those who have already completed their general courses.
    Accreditation: Before enrolling yourself in any school, always check its background in order to find out if your desired school is offering the necessary affiliation programs and whether their curriculum is recognized globally or not. Normally, good Ultrasound Tech Schools must be accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

    Tuition Cost and Financial Aid Information: Unfortunately, not all students come from a financially strong background where money is not an issue. For some, getting a sound education in the healthcare field can be a major stress on their pockets. Thus, when going through different Ultrasound Tech Schools, always ask for the prospectus information, especially that pertaining to the costs involved as well as the mode of payment required (cash, check and other installment plans). Fortunately, many schools these days offer scholarships and other financial aid facilities. Thus, if you feel hesitant about the tuition cost plan, try applying for scholarships or financial aid.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Technology Integration in K12 Education in Taiwan and the United States

Taiwan has earned a reputation for being one of the leading countries with advanced technology industries. High tech gadgets and devices are affordably available all over the country. Technology has simply fascinated the population. But is this technology being integrated in the classrooms? Are high tech gadgets and computer based technology (Computer Based Technology) being harnessed effectively for classroom use?

In a study made by Yi-Wen Hung and Ying-Shao Hs of the National Taiwan University in 2007 entitled "Examining Teachers' CBT Use in the Classroom: A Study in Secondary schools in Taiwan", it was found out that most Taiwanese teachers are using computers a lot but mainly for accessing the internet, writing documents, sending emails but hardly for teaching related tasks except for grading.

Similarly, in the United States, a study made by National Center for Educational Statistics in 2009 revealed that while 97% of teachers surveyed have access to computers in the classroom, most of them (66%) use it for research.

There are teachers who even believe that students spend more time with high tech gadgets such as iPods, wii and ps3 which they believe are distracting their from traditional books.